How to Determine Your SEO Content Budget
For law firms, digital marketing is vastly superior to traditional marketing strategies when it comes to generating ROI. That’s because digital marketing is targeted to connect you with people in your area who are seeking the services you provide.
Content marketing is a key component of any digital marketing campaign. It has significant front-end costs, including building a competitive website, defining your marketing goals, and purchasing the necessary diagnostic tools. After that, maintaining a content marketing campaign is relatively inexpensive and it will provide revenues for years to come Read the rest »
Link Opportunities Are Everywhere!
You may have heard from friends, marketers, or colleagues that link building is a good way to attract more customers to your website. And this is certainly true. But it’s important to have a clear strategy to attract the right type of links.
Link building includes actions designed to increase the number of inbound links to your website. Effective link building will improve your website’s profile and enhance SEO. But attracting the wrong kind of links can actually damage SEO and even get you penalized by Google. Read the rest »
Building an SEO Foundation for the Next 5 Years
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an extremely competitive field. The rules are constantly changing, and marketers who don’t stay on top of the latest trends are going to be left in the weeds by the competition.
Thanks to constant Google updates, strategies that worked even a few months ago like keyword stuffing are fast becoming obsolete. Building and maintaining a website that will consistently rank at the top of the SERPs in Google searches requires constant vigilance. Read the rest »
Outdated and Shady SEO Marketing Strategies to Avoid
Be very careful when choosing your marketing firm. The SEO world has always been a place for snake oil salesmen. A lot of marketing companies will promise you the moon when they don’t plan to follow through. There are two types of marketers to watch out for: The scammers who use illegitimate “get rich quick” tactics that can get you penalized and the incompetent marketers who are still using outdated practices that just don’t work in today’s digital world. This is especially true of the legal SEO industry, which is cutthroat and probably one of the most competitive spaces.
Blogging: A Crucial Part of Your Internet Marketing Strategy
What good are blogs? Why do I need them? I am asked this time and time again by lawyers I talk to. An effective blogging strategy will help drive traffic to your site, can increase conversions, and help you land more clients. Unlike PPC and other forms of paid advertising, it doesn’t cost you anything to post a blog, so why wouldn’t you? The benefits of blog posts will accrue over time, as they continue to attract potential clients to your website and improve SEO.
How to Succeed in a Competitive SEO Market
Breaking into the top search engine results pages for a region is every attorney’s big dream. It comes with a wealth of traffic, new leads, and big cases. But when you see less experienced law firms or settlement mills consistently outranking you on Google, it is easy to get discouraged, especially if you are just getting started with SEO. If every law firm is optimizing for page one results, what can your firm do to get a lead on your competitors?
How to Know if Your Firm Is Ready for PPC
Most law firms see pay-per-click marketing (PPC) as the pay-to-win method of pulling in leads, and they go all-in with a big budget. PPC can be an excellent addition to your marketing campaign, but starting too early or jumping into the deep end can be a huge mistake. PPC requires time, patience, precision, and optimization, not unlike SEO, and going in without doing some prep work can hurt your long-term goals.
Never Put All Your Eggs in One SEO Basket
Winning at SEO requires developing a robust marketing plan that includes many different parts. You have to have a great web design that balances the user experience with page speed and the firm’s brand identity. You have to have compelling and informative content and blogs. You have to be relevant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You have to have a solid plan for link building and a clean link portfolio…and so on. It isn’t for the weak at heart.
Why Do Good Rankings Happen to Bad People?
Competing for spot one on Google often forces you to spend more time on your competitors’ sites to figure out how exactly they are beating you. You may have better content, stronger links, more benefits to clients – yet they still seem to come out on top. Further research may show that they are even using black-hat SEO practices and still ranking well, going against all of the lessons that you’ve learned about optimization. But why are they ranking well? Shouldn’t your best efforts be rewarded, and their worst practices punished?
The Truth About Links and How They Can Help Your Business Today
Links are always a hot topic of conversation in the marketing world. Links are used by many marketing agencies as a scare tactic to get you to sign on with them. They will base most of their SEO on expanding your number of external links and do very little other work on your website. The truth about links is that no one really knows what the magic number is for links. So, if an agency offers to get you thousands upon thousands of links, there is no real truth that it will help your business. But we do know that links are about quality, not quantity. You could have 50,000 spammy and irrelevant links and your website still won’t rank well, but if you have 20 solid, relevant links, you can rank very high.
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